Monday, August 26, 2013

Home Remedies for Age Spots

Brown spots or age spots that appear on the face, hands and neck are generally caused by excessive exposure to the sun.  To prevent them protect yourself from hours upon hours in the sun with sunscreen, hats and umbrellas.  To lighten up existing spots give the following FOUR natural remedies a try.



ONE
Strawberry Mask
A strawberry and yogurt mask is an effective, yet gentle treatment for lightening age spots.  Frankincense essential oil stimulations skin rejuvenation.
Ingredients:
1 Fresh Strawberry
2 Teaspoons of Plain Yogurt
2 Drops of Frankincense Essential Oil
½ Teaspoon of Pink Cosmetic Clay
Directions:
Mash the strawberry and mix one teaspoon of it’s juice with the yogurt.  Mix well, then add the clay and mix.  Drop in the 2 drops of essential oil and mix again.
Application Instructions:
Apply the mixture to freshly washed skin.  Leave on for 20 minutes, then remove with a soft warm and wet washcloth.  Follow up with a moisturizer.  For best results, use this homemade mask twice a week.



TWO
Lemon Treatment for Fading Spots
Paint your age spots with undiluted lemon juice daily, using a soft bristle brush.  Lemon juice is a naturally powerful bleaching agent.  You should see results within 3 months.

THREE
Curing Age Spots with Aloe Vera Gel
Simply rub Aloe Vera gel directly onto the affected areas twice a day.  You should notice improvements within a few months.

FOUR
Load up on Antioxidants and Enzymes
Antioxidants are good internally, but we can also benefit externally from these ingredients. When making homemade skin care treatments look for products loaded with enzymes and antioxidants like, blueberries, strawberries, cherries, papaya, pineapple, pumpkin, grapes, pomegranate juice, and raspberries.  Natural food enzymes, when applied to the skin over time, speed up exfoliation of dead skin cells on the surface, which then stimulates the growth of new skin cells.  Treat your spots with papaya pulp, pineapple or berry juice, simply dab your dark spot with a soaked cotton ball.  Eventual resulting in existing age spots gradually fading away.

Let’s all be our best from the inside and the outside.
Smiles, Paula

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8 comments:

  1. Thanks for these tips Paula. I think I'm going to start with the aloe gel since I have that handy. Hey, do you think if I use all four remedies together that the sge spots might disappear in a week? :)

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  2. This was very helpful. Where would one get pink cosmetic clay and frankincense essential oil?

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    1. Check with your local health food store, they should carry pink clay and frankincense essential oil.

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  3. Thanks for the great info. My husband used aloe vera gel on a spot and it greatly improved.

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  4. My aunts are always rubbing lemon on themselves- now I know why! I have sensitive skin so my daily routine includes aloe based products. Good to know it keeps the spots away.

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  5. Do you know if any of these remedies would help scars fade?

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  6. You think the lemon may help a scar?? I have an old chicken pox scar on my face. :(

    Great recipes and I would LOVE for you to share this at "That's My Style" Link Party TODAY! I hope to see you there. :)

    Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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